Photo courtesy of Barton County Electric Cooperative
This sign was recently erected in the field on Hwy. 160, near Lamar East Primary. The sign, boasting Lamar's athletic accomplishments, was erected by Barton County Electric Cooperative and was provided by the Lamar Athletic Booster Club. New sign boasts Lamar Tiger athletic feats

April agreed with long term averages
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The month just passed was nearly the most typical April you could expect in this part of the country. By typical, we mean in...

Lamar Career and Technical Center student creates logo for local...
University of Missouri Extension Nutrition and Health Education Specialist Lindsey Stevenson and Debbie Sheat, RN, health educator at the Barton...

JIM FAST
LAMAR- A graveside committal service, including military honors, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Barton City Cemetery for James Marion...

LEWIS BOWMAN
LEE'S SUMMIT-Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at Barton City Cemetery in Liberal for Lewis Charles Bowman, 93, who died Sunday, May 1, 2016....

PAULINE WOODY
PLEASANTON, Kan.-A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the First Christian Church in Pleasanton for Pauline...

Congratulations to all Barton County 4-H members and Clover Kids for doing a great job! Pictured are, front row, left to right, Jackson Ball, Henry Ball, Lauren Crabtree, Crystal Kahl, Marcy Miller, Bob Burchett, Mikayla Madison, Annabelle Crabtree, Sami Jo Crabtree, Braxtyn Muncy; back row, Ethan Ball, Ben Wilhelm, Halle Miller, Matthew Morgan, Brandon, Overman, Theo Crabtree, Colby Burchett, Michaela Winslow, Clayton Winslow. Barton County 4-H begins 2016 with livestock judging contest
Barton County 4-H began the 2016 year of 4-H events with the County 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held May 2, at the Rick and Melinda Morgan farms....

Congratulations are extended to these students selected in the Marshall The Miracle Dog coloring contest and essay contest. Rewards presented were a Marshall the Miracle Dog book signed by Marshall with a paw print and each student received a pass to the Plaza Theatre, including popcorn and drink. Third grade winners were Ashton Coble, Kiley Riggs and Elianna Griffin. Fourth grade winners were Chelsea O'Sullivan, Ella Harris and Alyssa Powell. Fifth grade winners were Cora Pittsenbarger and Sadie Pennell. Not pictured, but selected, was Elise Ferris. Rewards were presented by 4-H Teen Leaders Blaine Shaw and Kyler Cox on April 30, during a school assembly. Barton County 4-H presents Marshall Movement program
Marshall the Miracle Dog was a victim of unfathomable abuse. Even though he was severely malnourished and loses a leg, his spirit can only be...

Relay For Life set for May 21
LOCKWOOD-Dade County's Relay For Life is almost here! The Dade County event will be held Saturday, May 21, 4 p.m. to midnight, and it is shaping up to be a lot of fun for...